Rolls-Royce takes majority holding in power storage specialist Qinous; storage for microgrid activities

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majority stake in Berlin-based electricity storage specialist Qinous GmbH. The company is involved in battery storage systems and associated control systems, and has already implemented storage solutions around the world. Batteries Market Background Power Generation Smart Grid

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New MIT metal-mesh membrane could solve longstanding problems with liquid metal displacement batteries; inexpensive grid power storage

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A battery, based on electrodes made of sodium and nickel chloride and using thea new type of metal mesh membrane, could be used for grid-scale installations to make intermittent power sources such as wind and solar capable of delivering reliable baseload electricity. A new metal mesh membrane developed by researchers at MIT could advance the use of the Na–NiCl 2 displacement battery, which has eluded widespread adoption owing to the fragility of the ?"-Al Al 2 O 3 membrane.

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Sanyo to Begin Mass Production of Li-ion Systems for Power Storage and Light Electric Vehicle Applications

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Sanyo Li-ion systems for power storage (left) and light electric vehicle (right) applications. The Standard Battery System for Electric Motors (EVB-101) can be used to power light electric vehicles that are in the R&D or small-scale mass production stages. Power generation.

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Nissan testing LEAF as electrical power storage and supply for office buildings; LEAF-to-Building a development of LEAF-to-Home

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Vehicle-To-Building” allows up to six Nissan LEAF EVs to be connected to a building’s power distribution board. Charging is phased during the day so at peak hours, when electricity is most expensive, the building draws power from the cars. reduction of electrical power use during peak hours, a saving of nearly ¥500,000 (US$4,900) per year in electrical power cost (based on current Tokyo Electric Power Company’s rates).

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Toshiba integrated hydrogen energy system starts operation at Toranomon Hills Business Tower in Tokyo

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H2One is an integrated system that provides stable CO 2 -free, environmentally-friendly electric power for the tower. H2One consists of a hydrogen generator, a hydrogen storage tank, and hydrogen fuel cells, and batteries. The overall system is controlled by Toshiba’senergy management system H2EMS, which carries out power generation and power storage with associated operation of a 30-kW solar power system and batteries.

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Vienna testing Solaris hydrogen bus

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The Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen buses use a set of fuel cells with a power of 70 kW. The bus is also fitted with a Solaris High Power battery acting as an additional electric power storage facility. Wiener Linien, one of the biggest public transport operators in Europe, has added a hydrogen Solaris bus ( earlier post ) to its fleet for testing until 12 June.

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Dr. Richard Group testing Solaris hydrogen bus

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Now, for the first time ever, we have a chance to test a hydrogen-powered Solaris bus. The Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen buses use a set of fuel cells with a power of 70 kW. The bus is also fitted with a Solaris High Power battery acting as an additional electric power storage facility.

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Sumitomo installs first large-scale power system using used EV batteries

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Sumitomo Corporation has developed and installed the first large-scale power storage system which utilizes used batteries collected from electric vehicles. This commercial scale storage system, built on Yume-shima Island, Osaka, will begin operating in February 2014. The used EV batteries that will be recycled into this large-scale storage system have been recovered and have gone through thorough inspection and maintenance at 4R, to confirm safety and performance.

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Connexxion orders 20 Solaris hydrogen buses for South Holland

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The Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen buses use a set of fuel cells with a power of 70 kW. The bus is also fitted with a Solaris High Power battery which acts as an additional electric power storage facility.

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Highview Power and Encore Renewable Energy to co-develop the first long-duration, liquid-air energy storage system in US

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Highview Power Storage, Inc., a provider of long duration energy storage solutions, and Encore Renewable Energy, a developer of renewable energy generation and storage projects, jointly announced plans to develop the United States’ first long-duration, liquid-air energy storage system.

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China BAK receives $1.9M government subsidy for Li-ion battery module project; more orders for e-bike packs

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China BAK’s battery module is consists of cylindrical cells that can be used in electric vehicles (EVs), electric motors, electric bicycles (e-bikes) and power storage. Additionally, China BAK announced that it has received new orders from its e-bike customers and expects to deliver 12,000 high-power lithium-ion battery units to its e-bike customers by the end of April 2012. China BAK Battery, Inc.

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Shell acquiring EV charging company Greenlots

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The companies will offer software and services that enable large-scale deployment of smart charging infrastructure and integrate efficiently with advanced energy resources such as solar, wind and power storage. Shell New Energies focuses on two main areas: new fuels for transport, such as advanced biofuels and hydrogen; and power, being involved at almost every stage of the process, from generating electricity, to buying and selling it, to supplying it directly to customers.

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Ioxus introduces 3 new ultracapacitor modules targeting automotive, wind, industrial applications

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Ultracapacitor manufacturer Ioxus introduced three new modules: the iMOD 16V/500F, 80V/12F and 48V/165F, which all deliver higher power and energy densities as compared with competitive products, according to the company. The iMODTM 16V/500F provides power density up to 95% greater than modules currently on the market. Additionally, the iMODTM 48V/165F has better thermal performance than competitors, leading to long life in high power, high cycle applications.

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Continental Voltage Stabilization System with Maxwell Ultracapacitors to power start-stop in Cadillac ATS and CTS as standard

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announced that Continental Automotive Systems’ Maxwell-powered voltage stabilization system (VSS) will be a standard feature on 2016. Battery-based start-stop systems augmented with an ultracapacitor-based voltage stabilization system implementation provide burst power needed to restart the engine, thus reducing high currents and repeated cycling that can shorten battery life. The power electronics between the two are slightly different, noted Mills.

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Exide and Leclanché launch Li-ion battery JV in India

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Exide Industries Ltd, India’s largest manufacturer of lead acid storage batteries and power storage solutions provider, and Switzerland-based Li-ion battery manufacturer Leclanché SA announced a joint venture to build lithium-ion batteries and provide energy storage systems for India’s electric vehicle market and grid-based applications. The JV will focus on e-transport, on stationary energy storage systems and speciality storage markets.

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Hitachi Doubles Life of Industrial Li-ion Batteries with Manganese-Based Cathode Materials

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Lithium-ion batteries using the newly developed cathode material are expected to be used for electrical power storage in wind power generation and other new energy fields, and as industrial power sources for electric-powered construction machinery designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Royal Academy of Engineering and Highview create 5-year research chair in liquid air energy storage

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The UK’s Royal Academy of Engineering and Highview Power Storage , the UK-based developer of large-scale long duration Liquid Air Energy Storage (LAES) systems, have teamed up to create and fund a five-year research chair at the research center for Cryogenic Energy Storage at the University of Birmingham to explore the limits of this emerging technology. When power is required, liquid air is drawn from the tanks, pumped to high pressure and heated.

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Mitsubishi Electric’s new energy-management technology optimizes EVs as storage batteries; tests in China

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Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has developed a technology for efficiently managing photovoltaic (PV) and other power-generation systems and also the charging/discharging of electric vehicles (EVs) parked on company campuses. Energy-management system for power generation and power storage.

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Toshiba supplying H2-based energy supply system to Tohoku Electric Power; evaluating H2 for overcoming fluctuations from renewables

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Toshiba Corporation will support a two-year study of power management to be done by Tohoku Electric Power Co., Bringing renewable power sources into the electricity grid is accompanied by concerns for the quality and variability of the supply; renewables are subject to fluctuations in output. The H2One system uses renewable energy to produce hydrogen via electrolysis, as well as for charging a battery-based energy storage system.

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Electric Cars and a Smarter Grid - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

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In effect, cars would be acting like tiny power stations. ’s power generation, he said. February 17, 2009 7:03 am Link Smart Grid An Invaluable Idea Worldwide / Buildings could become the new power plants BRUSSELS ? s power generation.&#

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Toshiba to supply 40MW-40MWh Li-ion storage system to Tohuku Electric Power

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Toshiba Corporation will supply a large-scale battery energy storage system (BESS) to Tohoku Electric Power Company’s “Minami-Soma Substation Project to Verify the Improvement of Supply-demand Balance With Large-capacity Power Storage Systems″. Toshiba supplied a 40MW-class BESS to Tohoku Electric Power Company for Nishi-Sendai Project in 2014 to regulate frequency changes caused by power output fluctuations.

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New automotive application for second-life batteries from electric vehicles

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On the sidelines of the COP21 summit, Carwatt and its partners Renault, Paris City Council, BPI France, the Alès École des Mines Engineering School, and the Bobigny Business Campus are showing a converted Renault Trafic powered by second-life lithium-ion batteries recycled from Renault electric cars. Experiments are already under way on power storage applications, for example.

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CODA Automotive Battery Joint Venture Secures $394M of Committed Capital for Expansion

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California-based electric car and battery company CODA Automotive ( earlier post ), together with its China-based joint venture partner, Lishen Power Battery, has secured $394 million of committed capital. The capital will enable the company to rapidly industrialize the all-electric CODA car’s power system for commercial volume production and support its ability to mass manufacture transportation and utility power storage battery systems.

2010 74

Greenlings: Benefits of charging stations vs. battery swaps vs. home charging

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It is thought that the cars that Renault is building to function with the Better Place model will have the ability to have its power supply swapped and the newly announced Tesla Model S is said to also incorporate this concept.

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UNSW, H2Store to develop hydrogen storage for renewables; residential and commercial P2G

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Researchers at UNSW Sydney (Australia), with partner H2Store , an Australian start-up, have received a $3.5-million investment from Providence Asset Group to develop a hydrogen hydride storage system that could mean cheaper, safer storage for renewable energy for a range of applications, including residential. The team hopes to have a 5 kW home storage system prototype ready by the end of 2019 and a product on the market late in 2020. Hydrogen Hydrogen Storage Power-to-Gas

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Freudenberg secures majority interest in Li-ion battery maker XALT Energy; full acquisition coming

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XALT Energy specializes in applying lithium-ion technology to large-scale, high-energy, high-power storage solutions for industries including commercial transportation, rail, marine, industrial operations and automotive. The company’s 460,000-square-foot automated assembly facility in Midland includes advanced clean rooms and produces cells, packs, modules and management controls and software for lithium-ion power systems.

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Toshiba Partnering with Mitsubishi To Develop Li-ion SCiB Battery Systems for EVs

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Toshiba positions the SCiB as a new business with promising long term growth potential—and one that is already showing its versatility, as the SCiB has already been selected for an electric bicycle, an electric motorcycle, and as part of the power storage in a microgrid system. Toshiba will produce SCiB for industrial applications, including EV and power storage, at Kashiwazaki Operations, a new facility in Niigata prefecture that is slated to start production in 2011.

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Sharp developing Intelligent Power Conditioner enabling EV batteries to be used as storage batteries for home power

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Sharp Corporation has developed an Intelligent Power Conditioner that enables batteries in electric vehicles to be used as storage batteries for the home. Sharp Intelligent Power Converter.

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ELIIY Begins Mass Production of Li-ion Batteries

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Keio University spin-out ELIIY Power Co., ELIIY plans to market stationary power systems for commercial and residential applications. Once that plant starts up, Eliiy Power will also begin producing and marketing power-storage battery systems for homes.Taking advantage of the economies of scale, the firm will also develop low-cost lithium ion battery systems for electric vehicles. Nikkei.

Mercedes-Benz Cars plants in Germany to be supplied with CO2-neutral energy from 2022

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In Germany, Mercedes-Benz Cars has eight vehicle and powertrain plants (Bremen, Rastatt, Sindelfingen, Berlin, Hamburg, Kamenz, Kölleda, Stuttgart-Untertürkheim), which either purchase electricity or operate their own power plants. Already existing highly efficient gas CHP systems additionally generate local heat and power at the factories. The measures are supported by efficient control of the electrical power supply. Manufacturing Power Generation Sustainability

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World’s largest 2nd-use battery storage starting up; Daimler, Mobility House, GETEC

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The world’s largest 2nd-use battery storage is starting up. The 13 MWh project is now nearing completion after a construction time of just under one year; a total of 1,000 battery systems from second-generation smart fortwo electric drive cars are being grouped into a battery storage in Lünen, Westphalia. The first power units are already in the grid. The 13 MWh battery storage will put its full capacity at the disposal of the German energy market before the end of this year.

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Corvus Energy’s marine lithium polymer battery pack used in Europe’s first hybrid tugboat

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Corvus’ lithium polymer batteries last up to 10 times longer and have up to 10 times more power and energy storage than lead acid batteries. Seattle-based Foss Maritime introduced the world’s first hybrid tug, the Carolyn Dorothy in January 2009, proving that a hybrid tug can deliver full power and operational capabilities while significantly reducing fuel and emissions and saving on maintenance costs.

Daimler Buses introduces Citaro hybrid bus; available on diesel and gas models; separate 48V network

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The electric motor on the Citaro hybrid assists the combustion engine when high levels of power are required, particularly when moving off. It does not serve to boost maximum power; the output and torque figures for the bus remain unchanged. The hybrid system’s disc­shaped motor with integral power electronics is a permanently excited synchronous motor; it is fitted between the combustion engine and the automatic transmission.

2017 65

Nissan and Endesa collaborating to deliver vehicle-to-grid systems to market

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This Vehicle to Grid (V2G) system consists of the Endesa two-way charger and an energy management system that can also integrate such off-grid, and renewable, power generation as solar panels and wind turbines. Electricity generated by solar panels or wind turbines can be used to charge a vehicle, to power the home or business, or to feed back to the grid.

2015 84

BMW i home energy storage system integrates 2nd-life i3 vehicle batteries

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BMW i announced a home stationary energy storage system solution integrating its BMW i3 vehicle battery at EVS 29 in Montréal. The remarkable advantage for BMW customers in using BMW i3 batteries as a plug and play storage application is the ability to tap into an alternative resource for residential and commercial backup power, thus using renewable energy much more efficiently, and enabling additional revenues from the energy market.

2016 76

Toshiba to partner with Kawasaki City on 5-year demo of independent energy supply system utilizing solar power and hydrogen

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Toshiba Corporation and Kawasaki City will conduct a cooperative demonstration experiment of an independent energy supply system utilizing solar power and hydrogen. The independent energy supply system combines a 25 kW photovoltaic facility; a storage battery; hydrogen-producing water electrolysis equipment; hydrogen (275 Nm 3 ) and water tanks; and fuel cells. Hydrogen electrical power storage capacity is 350 kWh.

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Obama orders GHG cuts for Federal Agencies; 50% of all new agency vehicles to be ZEV or PHEV by 2025

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Planning for appropriate charging or refueling infrastructure or other power storage technologies for ZEVs and PHEVs and opportunities for ancillary services to support vehicle-to-grid technology (V2G). President Obama today signed a wide-ranging executive order mandating cuts in greenhouse gas emissions for Federal agencies. Through more efficient Federal operations, agency direct greenhouse gas emissions can be cut by at least 40% over the next decade, the order suggests.

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Ohio Third Frontier Advanced Energy Program Recommends Nearly $7.2M in Funding for 6 Projects; 3 Li-ion Awards

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The Ohio Third Frontier Advanced Energy Program supports research and development that addresses the technical and cost barriers to commercialization of advanced energy components and systems, with preference to wind, biomass, and energy storage in Ohio. Develop and Commercialize Residential Energy Storage Technology to Store Power Collected from Any Source of Electricity for Use at a Later Time. The Ohio Third Frontier Advanced Energy Program recently recommended nearly $7.2

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New Mitsubishi Electric regenerative power optimization technology for railways reduces total energy consumption by up to 5%

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Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has developed a new technology that reduces total railway energy consumption by up to 5% through efficient use of regenerative power from trains and optimized voltage control at multiple railway substations. The technology enables full use of regenerative power in trains through real-time control of voltages at nearby substations. As a result, a large amount of regenerative power is not utilized and is wasted as heat.

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Porsche Developing Electric Vehicles; 3 Electric Boxsters Slated for Testing

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The mid-engined two-seater is powered by a high-speed V8 developing more than 500 bhp (373 kW) and running at maximum speed engine of 9,200 rpm as well as electric motors on the front and rear axle with overall mechanical output of 218 bhp (160 kW). A Porsche Boxster. Click to enlarge.

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Toshiba’s SCiB battery for the Fit EV

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Honda selected Toshiba Corporation’s SCiB rechargeable Li-ion battery to power the Fit EV. The SCiB cells use lithium titanate oxide in the battery anode, enabling rapid charge times and a long battery life, with stable power discharge in a wide range of environments. The SCiB generates little heat even during this fast recharging, eliminating the need for power to cool the battery module. 20Ah SCiB cell. Click to enlarge.

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Prayon obtains worldwide sublicense for lithium iron phosphate battery material

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superior safety profile of which offer great potential for hybrid and electric vehicle batteries as well as stationary applications (solar and wind power storage systems). Belgium-based Prayon Group has obtained a worldwide. sublicense under a portfolio of key patents for the manufacture, sale and use of lithium metal phosphate (LMP), including lithium iron phosphate (LFP).

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OM Group to Acquire Advanced Battery Manufacturer EaglePicher Technologies for $171.9M

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EaglePicher is also actively pursuing opportunities that would leverage its advanced power storage technologies to serve the rapidly growing alternative energy market. million to develop a new generation of high energy, low cost planar liquid sodium beta batteries for grid scale electrical power storage applications. OM Group, Inc.,

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